Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bump in the road...

Beau's been having a little bit of a rough day.  He started running a fever in the middle of the night and it continued to climb until it was 102.6 this morning.  They decided to head to the Emergency Room at M.D. Anderson because they were told to head straight there if he ever started running a fever over 101.  Beau's head was absolutely killing him so when he finally got settled in, the ER nurse gave him some dilaudid.  This was Beau's "drug-of-choice" after his surgery in Macon so he was pretty happy to hear that he would be getting some.  It must be some good stuff because Jessica said they heard a cop on TruTV call it "drug-store heroine"...so we'll just leave it at that.  This helped his headache but when they came back to take his vitals for the second time his temp was 103.4.  Eventually it broke and mom said he was pouring sweat...the last time I talked to them his temp was 99.1 so that's good.  They also put him on some kind of antibiotic to ward off infection.  He will be in the Emergency Room overnight because there are no beds available and the ER doc didn't feel comfortable letting Beau go home.  His blood pressure was pretty low, too (88/33) the last time they took it but that could be from the pain meds so they have slowed those down.  Please pray for Beau's headache to subside and his fever to totally go away.  His white blood count is extremely low and he got a platelet transfusion earlier this evening.  I'll update tomorrow to let everyone know when he gets better and goes home.

Thanks again for the prayers and thoughts....

3 comments:

Dee Morton-Rossi said...

Thanks for keeping us posted,
Maggie. We will be praying !

Since Beau knows people across the
globe, he can have prayers "around
the clock"! Will pray for all of you - know that after the last weeks you must be exhausted....

Love, Dee

Anonymous said...

Praying here too. As you say, these are speed bumps for him and God will bring him out of this stronger than ever. Sending big ((((((HUGS)))))). We love you Beau, Aunt Denise & Uncle Jim

Hope James Wilson said...

praying...